SO4292 Migration (15 ECTS)
Lecturer(s): Dr Elaine Moriarty and Dr Antje Röder
Part I of the module examines key forms of contemporary international movement, migrations, mobilities and transnationalism. We begin with an overview of the main migration phases globally before moving on to explore particular aspects of contemporary migration such as intra-European mobility, high skilled migration, irregular migration and lifestyle migration. Conceptual and empirical discussions will be linked to wider social transformations including the economic downturn, globalisation and securitization after 9/11.
Part II of the module examines the social, cultural and economic integration of migrants and their children in Europe and the United States. After an introduction to the central theoretical perspectives in the assimilation discourse, we explore the attainment of migrants in the labour market, education and socio-culturally. We examine how these integration dimensions are influenced by host country institutions, origin country social structures and how they interact.
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
- explain and critically discuss the main theories of migration and the social integration of migrants;
- discuss and evaluate the links between migration, globalisation, securitization and the economy;
- explain, critically analyse and compare the integration of migrants across a number of dimensions, host and origin countries;
- critically engage and examine current empirical research and policy documents in the field of migration.
Lectures &Tutorials/ Contact hours:
One lecture, one tutorial per student per week.
Workload: Lectures: 22 hrs; Tutorials: 22 hrs; Exams/assignments: 22 hrs; Self-study: 284 hrs. Total: 350 hours.
Recommended Texts/ Key Reading:
Castles, S. and Miller, M.J. (2009) The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (4th ed.), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Ette, A. and Faist, T. (eds) (2007) The Europeanisation of National Policies and Politics of Immigration: Between Autonomy and the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Alba, R. and Nee, V. (2003) Remaking the American mainstream. Assimilation and contemporary immigration, Harvard University Press.
Heath, A., Roblon, C. and Kilpi, E. (2008) ‘The second generation in Western Europe: Education, unemployment and occupational attainment’ Annual Review of Sociology, 34: 211-235.
Part I: Essay (50%)
Part II: Annual exam (50%)
Deadline for essay: December 2014
Penalties for late submission: Without an authorised extension, the mark given will be lowered by one grade